Beautiful singer Hannah Cohen has her new album, Pleasure Boy, out now via Bella Union. Today, she has shared the video for what was the lead single from it “Fake It”. It was shot over three days in the Dominican Republic directed by Oscar Boyson who used “a 40s/50s hollywood approach to style and wardrobe.” Watch below.
Caribou’s album from last year, Our Love, is still a favorite of our with it probably getting just as much, if not more, spins on the turntable. Today, he has unveiled the Lorenzo Fonda-directed visual for one of the standouts “Can’t Do Without You”. In it, you see a young boy playing around with a flying fish only to see it float away at the end. Watch below.
Meg Remy, who records under the moniker U.S. Girls, has returned with her first music under new label 4AD. According to the press release, “Damn That Valley” revolves around the “inner monologue of a war widow who can find no justification for her husband’s death” and was produced with frequent collaborator Onakabazien. The track maintains Remy’s avant-garde pop construction with this one having sort of a acid-laced reggae feel to it. You can listen to the track via the video for it below shot in Washington, D.C.
London’s Shura has shared the new video for her latest single “2Shy”. In it, you get visuals of breezy, ocean views to match light feel of the track and various people in different locations looking isolated and alone, only to slowly start dancing. Watch below.
Experimental is often a word that is tossed around quite often when describing musical attributes, but experimental is really the only way to describe the forthcoming LP, Landscape Dream, from Austin, TX’s Abram Shook. How else can you describe an album that references ’70s-era rock in one moment, blue-eyed soul/funk laced with African and Brazilian influences in the next. It makes for quite a compelling journey toeing the line between reality and imagination.
In the video for single “Understood”, director Eric Power creates his own unique, surreal vision utilizing shot cut paper stop motion with live action segments I filmed in and around Austin. Power explains it is created around the idea to “tell a story of a man and a woman who are connected in ways that aren’t fully described.” He continues, “Instead of everything being “Understood”, I decided to go for the opposite approach.”
Landscape Dream is out on May 12th courtesy of Western Vinyl. Watch and listen below.
“Tropic of Cancer” might be our favorite song from Panda Bear’s latest album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. Today, he has unveiled a visual directed by Animal Collective band member Dave Portner.
Porners says of the video found below, “It’s always been in the spirit of Animal Collective to want to collaborate in many artistic ways with each other. Having been a fan of Noah’s music since we were teenagers, it’s sweet to finally be able to collaborate with him on something other than just making sounds and songs. I also am thankful to get my first shot at making something a little more long running in the visual/video world. This is one of my favorite songs on the record, hence my being involved with it. I’m grateful and excited to have worked on every moment of it and to have worked with all the sweet people who helped me put it together.”
Montreal’s TOPS have a new video for the elegant and sparse Picture You Staring track “Driveless Passenger”. In the animated visual, you see the band escape a world falling apart in a purple hatchback floating away in the galaxy to another place or possibly an interpretation of heaven? Regardless, the clip, directed by Jason Harvey, is beautifully done working seamlessly with the ethereal feel of the song. Watch below.
April 8th | Pittsburgh, PA | Cattivo
April 11th | Bloomington, IN | WIUX Culture Shock (IU – Dunn Meadow)
April 12th | Lexington, KY | Al’s Bar
April 14th | Charlotte, NC | Sung Harbour
April 16th | Baltimore, MD | The Crown
May 1st | Winooski, VT | Waking Windows Music & Arts Festival
May 6th | Dublin, IE | Whelan’s
May 7th | Sheffield, UK | Bungalows and Bears (free show)
May 8th | Leeds, UK | Nation of Shopkeepers (free show)
May 9th | Liverpool, UK | Shipping Forecast
May 11th | Birmingham, UK | The Hare & Hounds
May 12th | Bristol, Avon, UK | Start The Bus
May 13th | Manchester, UK | Gullivers
May 14th | London, UK | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
May 15th | Brighton, UK | The Great Escape
May 16th | Brussels, BE | Les Nuits Botanique
May 19th | Luxembourg, LU | De Gudde Wëllen
May 20th | Rotterdam, NL | WORM
May 21st | Hamburg, DE | Aalhaus
May 23rd | Mannheim, DE | Maifield Derby Festival
May 24th | Dortmund, DE | Way Back When Festival
May 25th | Munich, DE | Pfngst Theatron Festival
May 26th | Prague, CZ | 007 Club Strahov
May 27th | Leipzig, DE | Goldhorn
May 28th | Berlin, DE | Privat Club
May 30th | Copenhagen, DK | Vega (Ideal Bar)
June 1st | Stockholm, SE | Lilla Hotellbaren (Free Show)
June 3rd | Amsterdam, NL | OT301
June 5th | Lyon, FR | Marche Gare
June 6th | Bordeaux, FR | Heretic Club
June 7th | Marseille, FR | Humeur Massacrante
June 9th | Paris, FR | Point Ephemere
June 10th | Lille, FR | La Peniche
June 13th | Toronto, ON | Bestival